Joelson advises Crosta & Mollica on its strategic investment by Perwyn

Posted Monday 15th January 2024

Joelson, the leading London law firm, has advised Crosta & Mollica, a B-Corp certified branded specialist Italian focussed grocery business, on its strategic investment by Perwyn Advisors Limited UK (Perwyn), a leading European private equity investor. Joelson acted for the Founder James Orr and all other shareholders of Crosta & Mollica on this transaction.

Crosta & Mollica, founded in 2009, can be found in leading supermarkets across the UK and Europe and have achieved exceptional growth through their reimagining of contemporary Italian classics using premium ingredients and traditional techniques “Made in Italy”.

Perwyn’s investment will support the business as they maintain their momentum in the UK as well as continuing their international expansion through their values around sustainability, quality, authenticity and the passionate goal to bring people together.
Joelson team was led by Managing Partner, Phil Hails-Smith supported by Associates Chinedu Onuchukwu and Shuk Fan Lau together with solicitor Rajiv Samani.

James Orr, Founder of Crosta & Mollica, commented:

“Thank you to Phil and his fantastic team. The incredible support, excellent advice, and emotional understanding of what it is like to go through a sale process has been invaluable for me and my team. At all times we felt assured that that we were in very capable hands.

The team expertly guided us through this, our first transaction and we highly recommend their services to other businesses considering a similar process.”

Phil Hails-Smith, Managing Partner at Joelson, added:

“We are delighted to start 2024 by completing such a high profile transaction in the consumer sector. We’ve admired the great business which James Orr and the team have built over the last few years and have been delighted to advise them on this milestone moment in the development of Crosta & Mollica. This transaction reinforces our significant sector expertise as the go to law firm in the space supporting Founder as they grow, scale and seek institutional support on that journey. Its been a pleasure working with James and the team and we look forward to continuing to support Crosta & Mollica is it continues expand and develop.”

This article is for reference purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking or deciding not to take any action.

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